July 28, 2017
Welcome to HMA

Welcome to HMA

Hello all, my name is Madeleine Norris and I am super excited to be joining the HMA Public Relations team as the new intern!  I recently […]
September 9, 2016

PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Award Rewind

Miss the 2016 PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Awards - for shame! Earning a Copper Anvil Award – or the similarly coveted Copper Anvil Award of Merit – is regarded as one of the highest honors for Arizona #PR practitioners. Over the years, the Copper Anvil Awards have recognized hundreds of winning programs throughout the state that have solved problems, changed opinions and created business opportunities. It's also one of the best PR par-tays of the year. Click the link to read all about it - and see photos highlighting the evening's honorees and party go-ers!
September 2, 2016

 #LaborDay celebrates the workforce

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength of our country. Have a happy and safe Labor Day! Click the link for more details on the history of Labor Day.
July 22, 2016

Facebook – the virtual paper boy

Because I had been watching the Capitol 4th, my TV was tuned to PBS when I turned it on the other night. I caught the promo for the Charlie Rose Show airing later that evening, talking about Facebook and the impact of the recently announced change in the algorithm that essentially prioritizes your friends and family content first and brand and news content second. Because I can’t stay up that late (it airs at midnight here), I recorded it and watched it later. Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, the panel members were John Hermann of the New York Times, Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at NYU, and Melissa Bell of Vox Media. According to a Pew research study, 44 percent of adults are regularly reading news content on Facebook. According to Hermann, who covers the business of media for the Times, that amounts to 100 million people in the U.S. that use Facebook as their single source of news. According to Sreenivasan, Facebook has become the virtual paper boy, sharing the news far and wide.
July 15, 2016

What’s Changed in the #PR Industry

I’ve been talking to job candidates these past couple days. And almost all of them commented on the fact that I’ve been with HMA for 23 years. (Shows they read our blog!). And without fail, they all asked me to expand upon what I said about technology.
September 4, 2014

PRSA Copper Anvils “Step it Up”

PRSA Phoenix celebrated the 2014 Copper Anvil Awards tonight, which is the Academy Awards of sorts for local PR folks, at Clayton in the Park in Scottsdale. […]
July 26, 2013

#FINDERBINDER Friday- Subscriber Spotlight

With just a few more days left in July, it’s time we spotlight another one of our awesome FINDERBINDERAZ subscribers! In case you missed it, June […]
December 9, 2011

Mixing it Up with PRSA

Most days, this blog aims to help educate readers about the communications industry and our organization. Today is not one of those days. Instead, today we […]
August 19, 2011

Teambuilding Tips and Tricks

Earlier this month, we took our entire team off-site for a great day of learning and fun at our HMA Teambuilding Retreat. Leading up to the […]
November 5, 2010

Unfollow Friday

Each week, I (Alison, that is) look forward to seeing who all of my favorite Tweeps suggest that I check out in their #FollowFriday posts. In […]